FRANZ BECKENBAUER BIOGRAPHY
|Full name||Franz Anton Beckenbauer|
|Date of birth||11 September 1945|
|Place of birth||Munich, Germany|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1/2 in)|
|1977–1980||New York Cosmos||105||(19)|
|1983||New York Cosmos||27||(2)|
FRANZ BECKENBAUER BIOGRAPHY - INTERNATIONAL
|1964||West Germany Youth||3||(3)|
|1965||West Germany B||2||(0)|
FRANZ BECKENBAUER BIOGRAPHY - TEAMS MANAGED
Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German soccer coach, menager and former player nicknamed "Der Kaiser" which means "The Emparor" as Franz Beckenbauer Biography shows.
While researching Franz Beckenbauer Biography and profile I have found that his style of play, leadership and authority on the field during his playing days made him one of the greatest German soccer players ever lived.
He started out playing in the midfield but would make his name as a defender. Beckenbauer is a player that invented and revolutionised the role of sweeper or libero.
During his career he made many accomplishments and won many championships as I have listed below.
Franz Beckenbauer Biography - First contract with Bayern Munich
Even tho he always liked and idolized 1860 Munich, Franz Beckenbauer Biography shows him sign his first professional contract with Bayern Munich.
His first game was on June 6th, 1964 against Stuttgarte Kickers in a Regionalliga Süd "Regional League South".
After the first season in the Regional League South, Bayern Munich would be promoted into a newly organized "Bundesliga".
Soon after joining Bundesliga, Bayern would become a powerful force in the Bundesliga as well as around the world.
Franz Beckenbauer biography shows him becoming a captain during the 1968–69 season and leading his team to their very first Bundesliga title of many to come.
I think its important to mention that Bayern Munich had won the European Cup three times in a row during the 1974-76 which earned the club the honor of keeping the trophy permanently.
After winning many titles, honors and cups with Bayern Munich it was time to move on to a different club.
Franz Beckenbauer Bio - Lucrative offer from New York Cosmos
After playing with Bayern Munich for 13 years and establishing himself as one of the best players in the world as well as being the player that revolutionized the sweeper position, Beckenbauer signed a lucrative offer he couldn't refuse from the North American Soccer League's "New York Cosmos".
He spent the next 3 years with the club and won the league title year after year every season.
As soccer was not very popular at the time in America, Beckenbauer would play with ease during this time of his career.
Franz Beckenbauer Profile - Back in Germany and Hamburger SV
After spending 3 years with the New York Cosmos, Beckenbauer came back to Germany and Hamburger SV where he planned to retire.
During the two years with Hamburger SV, he won yet another Bundesliga title and even though he wanted to retire in Germany, he went back to New York Cosmos at 38 years of age where he played one year before retiring.
Franz Beckenbauer was voted second place in the European Player of the Century election, behind Johan Cruyff and third in the World Player of the Century election, after Pele and again, Johan Cruyff.
He would also be the center of attention during the legendary match that was said to be "Match of the Century" during the 1970 World Cup. Beckenbauer captained Germany to the semi final where they met the strong Italian side.
After all the substitutions were used by Germany, Beckenbauer was at the end of a hard tackle which broke his clavicle.
Instead of leaving the game, Beckenbauer would grind his teeth and come back on the pitch with his arm in a sling which displayed one of the most beautiful and inspiring moments in soccer.
Germany lost this game 4-3.
Franz Beckenbauer Bio - ACHIEVEMENTS
New York Cosmos
Franz Beckenbauer biography - Managerial
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